blog stacking in javablogs?

This arrived today (right now it can be viewed here: http://javablogs.com/ViewHotBlogEntries.action)
stacked
The blog is http://localhost:8080/. At the end of the day, all it means is that you lose the real “hot” entries because you can’t get to this blog anyway 🙂
The question is, is this an exploit of a bug in javablogs or has it been deliberately stacked by requesting it continually?

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One response to “blog stacking in javablogs?

  1. Looking at the logs, it seems that it’s caused by a bug in the NewsMonster aggregator.

    NewsMonster has this INCREDIBLY ANNOYING feature whereby it automatically pulls down every referenced link in an RSS feed. Which means that NewsMonster adds a ‘hit’ to every post it sees, despite the fact that our robots.txt file explicitly prohibits spidering any of the “Jump” URLs.

    It seems like this misfeature combines with a bug triggered by the fact that the Jump URL points to ‘localhost’ to cause NewsMonster to hammer the redirect link again and again.

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